Weekly Update

Hello! Just want to say thanks to all the parents that came out for our Parent Welcome Night. It was great to connect with you. It has been a good and busy week. On Wednesday we had our first fire drill, and the Grade 2’s did a great job. They were quick to stop what they were doing, listen, and follow instructions. I hope you all enjoy your long weekend!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Knight Day
  • Scholastic Orders due – I will be placing the order at the end of the day

Thursday, September 28th – Toonies for Terry

Spelling and Phonograms:

List will be introduced on Monday, September 25th and tested on Friday, September 29th.

  1. call
  2. row
  3. salt
  4. belong
  5. bring
  6. bite
  7. get
  8. send
  9. coat
  10. tell
  11. how
  12. yard

sh, er, ng, ar, wh, aw, au

Bible Memory:

Please be practicing this with your child at home. I will be testing the students once we have completed the whole passage. Thank you!

Psalm 138:1-3

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Toonies for Terry – On Septermber 28th we will spend some time talking about Terry Fox and we will participate in our own Terry Fox run. If you would like to donate “Toonies for Terry” to be used for cancer research, it would be much appreciated!
  • Please update and return your comfort kit. Deadline is Oct. 2nd
  • Spell to Write and Read Seminar for Parents – we will be hosting a seminar for you to come and learn about our Spelling and Phonograms program. It will be on October 3rd from 3:15-4:15. Childcare will be provided, but in order for us to have enough staff to provide childcare I need you to let me know how many children you will have with you in need to childcare. Send me an email, or put a note in your child’s planner. Thanks so much!

Pictures from Our Week:

Show and Tell – Grey

Group Work

Playtime

Friday Update

Well, we have completed our first full week, and we are pretty tired! And I definitely include myself in that 😉 It has been a good week of learning all the routines and settling into the way things work in Grade Two. We have been working hard on remembering how to do our neatest and best work all the time, and reviewing things that we learned last year. It has been a good week.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 18th – Parent Welcome Night 6:30pm (I think I may have written the wrong time when I first mentioned this)

Friday, September 22nd – Pro-D Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

We started off our week slow and so we will be working on the same phonograms as we were working on last week.

  1. lone
  2. alone
  3. one
  4. food
  5. five
  6. led
  7. year
  8. house
  9. way
  10. some

ee, oo, th, or, ch

Bible Memory:

We will be continuing with the first verse for Bible Memory on Monday.

Psalm 138:1

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thank to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all  Your name.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Bring in your update comfort kit as soon as possible – deadline is Oct. 2nd
  • If you haven’t returned your Student Information form please return that to the office ASAP
  • Pizza lunch – Tuesdays is pizza lunch day – your child can bring $2 for one slice of pizza, or you can purchase a pizza card at the office. If they don’t have money, or a card, they will not receive pizza
  • Knight Day information – the last Wednesday of every month is Knight Day. On Knight Day your child may wear a Knight t-shirt or sweater and casual bottoms. You are able to purchase the t-shirt at the school store which is open on Wednesdays. If you do not wear Knight clothes, then you can wear your uniform as usual.

Pictures from Our Week:

Playing Outdoors 🙂

   

Spelling City

Hello Parents,

I was just reminded about Spelling City and wanted to let you know that I have added this week’s list. Spelling City, if you are unfamiliar, is a great way for your kids to practice spelling words each week. Games and other practice methods are available for you and your child to use. You can get to my lists by going to the link under Spelling City on my blog.

If you have any questions feel free to let me know! Thanks 🙂

Friday Update

Well it has been a busy and exhausting first week, but we have made it! I have enjoyed this first week with your children and I look forward to getting to know them better over the weeks ahead.

I will blog on Friday afternoons with all the information for the week ahead. Please make sure you check here for any details or information that you need.

We will be starting with our planners on Monday, you will find dates and what we have going on in there as well.

September Dates:

Thursday, September 14th – Picture Day – Full Dress Uniform

Monday, September 18th – Parent Welcome Night – 7pm in the chapel

Friday, September 22nd – Pro-D Day

Wednesday, September 27th – Knight Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

We are going to start off the year with just 10 words per week on our spelling test. The words will be introduced on Monday, and tested on Friday. With each spelling list, I will also be focusing on specific phonograms for that week. I will introduce them on Monday and test them on Friday as well. If your child gets all the phonograms correct on the day that they are introduced, they will not have to do the test on Friday.

  1. his
  2. just
  3. about
  4. much
  5. ball
  6. law
  7. lay
  8. soft
  9. path
  10. as

ee, oo, th, or, ch

Bible Memory:

We will be starting with the first verse for Bible Memory on Monday. We are going to be memorizing Psalm 138.

Psalm 138:1

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thank to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all  Your name.”

A Few Pictures from Our Week: 

Playtime

Reading with our Buddies

Welcome to Grade 2!

Welcome back to a new year. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and I am excited to work alongside you and your children for a great year.

I will usually post on the blog on Fridays for what is needed for the week ahead.

Today I just want to make a couple of quick notes …

  1. I just want to make sure that you are all aware of our new dismissal time – students will be let out from class at 2:55pm
  2. A newsletter is going home today with some important information, please make sure you read it and let me know if you have any questions.

Have a Great Summer!

Well, that’s a wrap! It has been a great year and I have been so blessed to have your children in my class this year. Thank you for entrusting them to me and for being involved and helping out throughout the year when and where it was needed. I have so appreciated that!

Also a huge thank you for all the gifts, cards and kind words that you have blessed me with. It has been a huge encouragement and I’m very grateful!

I hope you all have a wonderful break. Relaxing and restful, with lots of fun and adventure mixed in as well 🙂 Have a great summer, everyone. Blessings!

A Couple Reminders …

Hello Parents … just a couple of things I forgot to mention on Friday’s Update.

  1. Waterslides tomorrow … make sure your child has everything they need for while they are at the waterslides … towel, swimsuit, lunch
  2. Fun Day … Our theme for fun day is Canada, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. So, for Fun Day, students may wear red and white. I am still in need of one more parent volunteer if anyone is available. Thanks so much!

Weekly Update

Well … can you believe it? Only one week left … We have been busy finishing up things in Grade Two, and that has been very exciting for the students. Lots of fun to be had in the week ahead … 🙂

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, June 20th – Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Fun Day, Noon dismissal

Thursday, June 22nd – Class Party

Friday, June 23rd – Worship Service, Noon dismissal

Reminders and Other Information:

  • “It it hard to believe that we are at the end of another school year! As a staff, we would like to try out something new to end the year. We decided to hand out our awards during an Assembly and to end the year by worshipping together as an Elementary department Grades 1-6. June 23rd will be a half day with noon dismissal. We will have chapel together from 11:15-12:00. Students will go back to their classrooms to be dismissed and to pick up their report cards. There will be limited seating/standing room if any parents would like to join us!”
  • If you have not returned your home reading books, please do so ASAP
  • I have a couple more waterslides field trip forms that have not come back yet … please make sure you get those to me
  • If there are any parents willing to help on Fun Day, please let me know

Pictures from Our Week:

Summer Countdown continued … 

Monday – Read with a Partner

Tuesday – 15 Minutes of Extra Recess

Wednesday – Talent Show – No balloon popped today, but pictures of our talented students

Thursday – No pictures … but we chose a subject where we would do a colouring activity instead of the schedule work (They chose to skip Language Arts :)…)

Friday – Cancel all scheduled activities … movie afternoon!

Parent Helpers Needed

Hello parents, we have Fun Day coming up next week on Wednesday, June 21st. I am in need of a couple of parent helpers to run a couple stations for the morning. Fun Day runs the whole morning. If you are willing and able to help out please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

Friday Update

Two weeks and counting …. and time is just flying by. We have been so busy, and there has been so much going on that I have a hard time keeping track of the days sometimes! We are finishing up many things, much to the excitement of the students (no more spelling and phonograms … they are pretty stoked about that … ). And we are continuing on with our countdown each day, which has brought lots of joy and fun. They eagerly anticipate each morning when we get to pop the balloon and see what the day holds. We had our First Nations Cultural Day, which the students all seemed to enjoy thoroughly. Thanks to Shauna Jimmie for all her help with today! It was very much appreciated!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, June 14th – Talent Show and also a half day (noon dismissal)

Bible Memory:

I have tested all of the students on their Bible memory.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Please return your Home Reading books
  • Permission slips for the waterslides have gone home, please return those signed
  • Any outstanding library books need to be returned to school so that you won’t be charged

Pictures from Our Week:

Countdown Continued …

# 4 – Eat lunch with whoever and where ever you want

# 5 – Scavenger Hunt

# 6 – Sidewalk Chalk

  

# 7 – Do all your work with a pencil crayon … while this one was fun in theory, it made things a little tricky for some 😉

First Nations Cultural Day (because we were not working in our classroom, or in our normal routine for the day, we did not pop a balloon on Friday)

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